SEARSPORT - Pearl H. (Shute) Seekins, 94, of Searsport, passed away on March 23, 2016, at Waldo County General Hospital, Belfast, surrounded by her family. Pearl was born on Hagan Mountain, November 26, 1921, to Manley T. and Velma (Ashworth) Shute.
Pearl was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother; she was also a wonderful friend to many people. She was very proud of her family, loved holidays and family get-togethers, or any chance to spend time with her family and friends. Pearl was a member of the Stockton Springs Community Church. She was most proud of her role as one of the "Steeple People"; baking many blueberry pies, which were normally sold before the bake sale even started. She prayed when the steeple was taken down that she would live long enough to see it put back up. Pearl's prayers were answered on October 18, 2013 when the steeple was raised to the roof of the Stockton Springs Community Church. Pearl was spirited with a great sense of humor. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Pearl was predeceased by her parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters; her husband, Russell C. Seekins; and two children: a daughter, Edna P. (Seekins) Clegg and a son, Clifford M. Seekins. She is survived by her son, Harold R. Seekins and his wife, Jane; her daughter-in-law, Harriet M. Seekins; son-in-law, Carl Q. Clegg, 4 sisters, 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Stockton Springs Community Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stockton Springs Community Church Ceiling Fund. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ripostafh.com.